IJAS: Investigate all the circumstances of the attack on journalist Tamara Tankosic

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Source/Author: IJAS

The journalist of the Radio-television of Serbia (RTS), Tamara Tankosic, was verbally and physically attacked by a woman unknown to her, on October 17 at the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, where the prize for the best doctoral thesis was awarded.

Although the attack was not preceded by any verbal communication, the person hit the journalist from behind, then followed her and pushed her against the wall while hitting and scratching her. The person addressed the journalist telling her several times “I know who you are” and threatening her. She also said that she would find her after the event at the Faculty.

The case was reported to the police, and Tamara Tankosic gave statements to the prosecution and the police.

We emphasize that, at the time of the attack, the RTS journalist was working on a sensitive topic about the safety of journalists, which is not common and usual on the television she works for, and the event took place the day after the filming, that is, the day before the broadcast.

We expect the competent institutions to quickly and efficiently carry out the investigation and to examine whether this attack is related to the journalistic work of colleague Tankosic.